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Community Justice Scotland are looking to recruit a Research Officer to cover a maternity leave for a period of 9-12 months.

The Research Officer is a key role in the Community Justice Scotland Analysis and Improvement team, contributing to developing and influencing the direction of Community Justice activity to reflect local and national priorities. The post is both challenging and exciting and requires partnership working with a range of partners across private, public, third and academic sectors.

The successful candidate will assist in the gathering, managing and monitoring of community justice based data. You will contribute to strategic reporting and project management processes to inform colleagues and partners in making recommendations for improvements to community justice activities and processes at local and national levels. This post requires you to use a wide range of analytical, organisational and communication skills.

To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:

• Experience of working in a research role, including the management of research projects
• Experience of working with large datasets in the delivery of research projects
• Experience in preparation and submission of strategic reports
• Experience of project working, including design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects in collaboration with partners
• Experience in stakeholder engagement with a range of partners
• Excellent attention to detail
• Excellent administrative and organisational skills

• Understanding of Scottish criminal justice and community justice processes
• Experience of the use of software packages to analyse and present data findings (nVivo, Microsoft Visio, Tableau)
• Experience of public sector and dealing with multi agency partners
• Experience of working at both local and national levels

About us
Community Justice Scotland is the national body for community justice in Scotland. Launched on 1st April 2017 by the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016, it aims to create a more robust and effective community justice system based on local planning and delivery by a range of statutory partners, supported and guided by national leadership and oversight. Community Justice Scotland is based in Edinburgh but is a national body working across the whole of Scotland.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please send us a CV and a written statement with examples which demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the post. Please include in your evidence the following two questions

1. Provide evidence of your previous experience of working with large datasets in the delivery of research projects.
2. Personal statement: What makes you right for this role?

Job Description

Closing date is Monday 22 October at 5:00 pm.  Interviews will be held in Edinburgh between 5-7 November.

Please return applications by email to or via post to Community Justice Scotland, Y1/15 Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3XD.

Salary – £28,891


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